theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lite copper color, Small head. Floral aroma, light but pleasant. Bitter but balanced enough, with a nice hop flavor. A solid PA fo’ sho’.
alexanderj (3406) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Dulles. Poured a dark orange color with a good sized off white head. Aroma of toffee, citrus and nuts. Flavor was much of the same. Nice palate. Good for the style.
obguthr (4533) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Chestnut and grapefruit aroma in excellent proportions. Hazy ochre color with a thick yellow head. Quite dry and nutty, but not strong and not very good either. It leaves a bitter waxy film that ruins it for me. How can something smell so nice and taste so bad? There must be aromatic additives.
Stine (1649) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, copper hued pour. Weird, slightly pungent aroma. Vinegar, sesame seeds, saltine crackers, cold honey. Hamster cage steam is dominant. Similarly vague dirty hop taste. Crystal, dry honey granola, and mild bitter grapefruit. A swift hint of leafy green tea soaks in briefly before the finish. Crisp and clean at that point. Palate of medium strength; prickly, slippery texture. Foulness is fleeting. Boring and decent.
nearbeer (4120) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml. Clear copper with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is of buttery, slightly soured fruit soaked in beer. Flavor has a similar twang and fruitiness, with big support from toasted nut and dry malted grain flavors. Palate is almost medium-bodied, slightly dry and tingly. I used to get this on tap at Norfolk airport a lot, and always thought the sour taste was just due to high temps on the kegs during transport; I still like the diacetyls and sourish twang.
Goodgrief (1855) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 2005 - Poured with a coppery color that was slightly almost clear. Small head that dissipated very quickly...which was unimpressive. Not much aroma. On to taste...this really tasted like an IPA rather than just a Pale Ale. Strong flowery hop presence with buttery, almost "chewy tasting" malt backbone. At least it had more going on in there than just hops and water.
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head and copper color. Aroma is citrus hops-some cascade. Taste is citrus hops-some cascade, secondary medium malt. Easy drinking. OK/mild carbonation.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Caramel-like aroma, simple, but good. Wow, this pours as the darkest "pale ale" I’ve ever seen...the color of a heavily tanned Native American. I was expecting a drinkable session beer, but the flavor is complex and layered, a nice blend of roasted nuts, sugars, barley, and a hoppy undertone. Finishes smoothly. I would enjoy having just one of these, or drinking them all night long.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bitter, nutty aroma that was not too pleasant. Poured a clear reddish-brown color with a medium white head and slight lacing. Nice mouthfeel: not too light and not too heavy. Flavor is hoppy and malty with a nice caramel kick. Pleasant bitter aftertaste. Pretty good beer.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, bottled 12/27/06. Pours amber color with white head. Aroma sweet malt. Taste malt with bitter bite.